publication . Doctoral thesis . 2001

Supervision of Special Education Instruction in Rural Public School Districts: A Grounded Theory

Bays, Debora Ann;
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  • Published: 17 Apr 2001
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The grounded theory presented in this study describes how the supervision of special education instruction occurs in public elementary schools in rural settings. Grounded theory methodology (Strauss & Corbin, 1998) was employed in this study. Nine elementary schools in three rural districts in the state of Virginia participated in the study. Interview data were collected from 34 participants, including special and general education teachers, principals, and directors of special education. Observations were made in the schools and documents pertaining to the supervision process were collected. Data analysis allowed identification of categories and subcategories, ...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: grounded theory, special education, instructional supervision, public schools, principal, elementary schools, disabilities, director of special education
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